Come Have Brunch With A Fun Bunch!

Waffle With FruitCalling all New York Area Book Bloggers (if you can get to New York City for an afternoon of food and dish, you are a New York Area Book Blogger).

I have long wanted to get together a group of bloggers who live in or nearish enough in the city to get together to hang out, grab a bite to eat and get to know each other – maybe do a book swap or something.  Other groups have managed to do this this successfully and I am jealous – I admit it.  I want that for the Northeast!  Or the Mid-Atlantic!  Wherever it is that I am geographically.

I have been waiting patiently for someone to suggest said group or get together, and it just hasn’t happened!  One of my favorite things to say to my mother is “nature abhors a vacuum.”  It frightens her when I say this.  Truly.  Because she knows that I am am a) going to put something in a space that she has just cleared out, or b) create or organize something.  I have tried to resist this about myself, but I can’t so…

I am forming an association.  It’s called NESBEA (North Eastern Society of Book Bloggers for Excellent Adventures) and it’s pronounced nez-bee, and yes I have given this way too much thought which probably tells you more about me than I want you to know.  But after naming my online book club – BOOK CLUB, I figured I needed to up my game.  I needed acronyms.  The association has one member so far.  Me.

The first meeting will be on Saturday, February 12th at 12:30 for brunch at a location that will be decided shortly.  This all depends on whether the association is still just one person.

Depending on the venue, brunch will be no more than $25 (including tax and tip) for a brunch item, coffee/tea, and one beverage (alcoholic, but you can probably get it without).  This might include unlimited beverages.  Like I said, I have to see.

I figure at the very least those of us in the area can get together at least quarterly for brunch, a book swap and some bookish chat and other adventures.

Don’t leave me hanging.  Give me your info so I can be in touch with location and other details!

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  1. I wish I lived in New York, I would soooooo be there! I have been thinking of doing the same thing for Central Minnesota…but I had not considered a really cool name….. 🙂

    1. I wish you did too. One of my best friends just moved to Boston. I keep threatening to come and visit her, and when I do we have to coordinate so we can go out and Agave. Ya nah mean?

  2. I wish this was after Feb 20th… I will be Australia on the 12th (I think you know that I life just a 45 minutes train ride to Penn Station now…) but I will be there for the next meet up!

  3. This post made me laugh! I’m jealous… I wish I were there!!

    I really want to do this for Orlando/Florida bloggers… there are lots of us too!

  4. This is such a wonderful idea! I would so love to join. I’m not based in NYC, but my brother stays there, and I visit him occasionally. Since he’s out of NYC for a few months, it will be awhile before I pass by, but I will definitely come to a NESBEA meeting when I’m around next time. (And oh yea, love the name!)

  5. Nicole,

    I wish I lived in NYC to come to this. My mother wants me to start a book club but I live in ATL and she in Michigan. But, I have my nonprofit in both states. I do ‘Coffee & Croissants’ for speaking. You are such a thinker and organizer. You ROCK! Take lots of pics.

    1. Thanks Brooks!

      About that book club. You should start one! Don’t let the distance stop you and maybe your mom can attend by speaker phone or skype.

  6. I love that you have an acronym! I am in the city and would love to be part of this! My Mom is having some surgery out of town on the 9th and as long as everything goes OK I will be back in town on the 12th but I will have to remain tentative in the event that I need to stay with her over the weekend.

    1. I hope everything goes well that day for your mom and that she has a speedy recovery. I am so excited to meet people who are actually in the city!

  7. NOOOOO. I think I have a wedding to go to that day…a wedding I don’t even want to go to!! I totally want to be a part of this association though!

  8. I love this idea…I think I am about an hour by train but still too far away…maybe when it gets warmer?

    I love your book club name, Nicole…you are getting even more feisty and creative…